A One-Day Workshop
Sustainable Development: a workshop for small and medium-sized enterprises
This one-day workshop will present new ideas and techniques to strengthen stakeholder relationships and improve business performance for small and medium- sized enterprises. Economic meltdowns, environmental degradation and social challenges indicate that business as usual is no longer an option. Exploitation of resources has to be replaced with ecological stewardship that creates long-term wealth and well being. In this next stage of business evolution, sustainable exchanges will replace irresponsible industrial production to maintain and enhance the environment, social structures and prosperity.
- Thursday 28th April, 2011
- Conference Room # 115, Charlton College of Business
- Registration Fee:
- FREE (Includes material, coffee, and lunch)
- Available seats:
- Lots 13 & 14
Mr. Ray Surprenant
is the President of Davico Manufacturing. Davico, located in New Bedford for over 10 years, employs approximately 35 people in the production of direct fit catalytic converters for the automotive aftermarket.
Dr. John Chopoorian
is former Chancellor Professor of Marketing and long time Chair of the Marketing and Management Information Systems Department at UMass Dartmouth. Before joining UMass Dartmouth he worked in the field of product development and as a market manager for many firms. Since retiring, he has served as head of a family healthcare venture and served on several community and non-profit boards.
Mr. Don Olson
is Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s National Workload Management Director/Associate Director for Program Policy and leads an initiative, which annually assesses the Technical Health of NAVSEA’s Warfare Centers across a collective workforce of more than 18,000 people.
- Registration with coffee and pastries
- Welcome, Associate Dean Susanne Scott
- Overview of the Workshop, Angappa Gunasekaran
- Resilience of SMEs
Ray Surprenant, President, Davico Inc.
- Coffee Break and networking
- Sustainable Manufacturing and the SouthCoast Economy
John Chopoorian, President, Mansion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Technical Health — Matching Demand–Supply
and Sustainment of Workforce Knowledge
Don Olson, NUWC National Workload Management Director/Associate Director for Program Policy
- Coffee Break
- Roadmap to enhance the Sustainability of SMEs
- Closing Statement & Feedback
Register for the workshop
You can register by downloading the registration form and mailing it to:Ms. Juma Miller
Charlton College of Business
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Tel: (508) 999-8862
Registrations must arrive by April 25. Please make the registration fee check out to BIRC.